Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by chef, Jul 7, 2021.
You'll jinx it!
We leave on the East Coast and everyone is telling us that the beach towns, from Rehoboth to Myrtle Beach, are a nightmare. Vegas sounds good in comparision to some of those places.
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l always avoid summer in LV but this year, we are avoiding airplanes so it will be a while before we get there.
116 degrees expected tomorrow...
I'm wishy washy about August.
I would like to sign up for the Super Contest, but with no free rooms and airfare and rental car rates being high motivation is not there.
I certainly was running cooler on Vegas in general pre-pandemic.....quite frankly it was mostly on value. Though I still very much enjoy Las Vegas, I was just seeing overall less and less value for my vacation dollar. Given the rise in table limits in particular, but also things like the CET half pours, $40 resort fees, continual diminishment of comps in general....it has only lessened value for me personally.
For now I don't want to deal with masks on planes and such. I am going to go out early in 2022 to look at conditions first hand tho', see Circa and Resorts World, and see if the pockets of value that I consider valuable have reappeared. I will still want to observe all that personally, rather than just go by reports....since everyone values experiences differently.
I went back in April, and didn't really enjoy it. Table minimums were ridiculous, and finding a place to eat was difficult. I go for gambling, and I spent most of my 4 days trying to find a craps table that I could afford.
I'm going next week, hoping that with the 6/1 100% occupancy, it will be more enjoyable.
The reviews are terrible for Winstar. Would skip it.
Yes, even if i have hotels booked , all this testing for flying in and from Canada are way too complicated and expensive.
We went in mid-June, midweek, and didn’t love it. Definitely a different crowd and really busy. I actually got screamed at and followed inside of the Miracle Mile mall because I said no thank you to buying a pink plastic bracelet from some guy who was wandering around trying to make money selling them. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever had to step over a pile of puke before on the strip. Overall, we felt that both inside and outside the casinos, it was definitely dirtier, and the homeless problem is definitely back, especially at the CVS between Bally’s and Paris. That said, we felt the service we received pretty much everywhere was good. Our rooms were very clean as well. We stayed at Paris. We always go in June and October, and then we usually try and work in another trip sometime in the spring. We can’t really decide if we want to go back in October or just wait until things settle back down a bit.
Vegas in summer is already a different ballgame. I haven't been during summer in a few years now, and actually left early during July 4 2017, so we will see how end of month goes!!
I was in Vegas June 23 - July 8. The place seemed the same as when I was last there pre-Covid. The casinos were humming, the restaurants were open and accessible without reservations, the clientele seemed the same as last trip...middle American middle class. All seemed unchanged. If it wasn't for the 112 degree temps, I'd be ready to go right back, but I'll wait until Fall when the garages won't feel like a Tandoor oven.
And on my second to last day reality set in...
I live in the NorthEast. My state's vaccination rate is over 70%. CDC says it's fine not to wear a mask if you've been vaccinated. So, I go about without a mask. I did so in Las Vegas, too. Then, on my second to last day I'm playing craps and the two 70-somethings next to me start talking about how horrible the vaccine is and the dealer commensurates with them saying it's all a hoax. And I realize, "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.", these are the people that bring you 30% vaccination rates in the southern Midwest. This is a problem. I've been kicking myself since I've gotten home that when I travel to such a transient destination I have to be aware that people don't all think like me...and I have to wear a friggin' mask!
Those are my 2 fav places to play at too. Love staying at Cosmo and Vdara.
Heresy! I have three trips this summer!
The wife and I will be staying at the "M" in December. I asked the reservation person when they expected to reopen their buffet.
He told me they DON'T EXPECT IT TO REOPEN ANYTIME THIS YR. He said they're not sure when or if it will ever open again.
I was really shocked and saddened to hear that news. That was always one of our favorite buffets because it included beer and wine. The price was very reasonable, at one time lunch was as low as $13. They had a giant selection of good food. And since the buffet was usually busy, the food was quickly turned over and therefore fresh. In the early yrs in the beginning, I remember being able to get a dessert made with Kahlua or various other upscale liqueurs--at no extra charge. I also remember getting that buffet buy one get one free with a coupon from the LVA. These days one Kahlua drink from the bar easily costs $13 by itself.
At any rate, why would they be so sure and commit to not reopening the buffet anytime during this yr, with 5 months still remaining?
I just don't get what's going on. Is it because they can't find enough staff/employees to operate the buffet?
I remember the days when I could easily get a rental car for like $80 bucks per week. If I went at the right (slow) time and researched coupon codes. Now they're quoting $80 bucks per freaking day, and in some cases, a lot more!
Yes. Until next year.
Avoiding Vegas due to the danger and major increase in the criminal and homeless element on the Strip and in Strip casinos. Avoiding due to short-staffing. Avoiding due to some of our favorite places closed or with shortened hours. Avoiding due to the lack of affordable table games. Avoiding due to the major increase in airfare pricing and airlines messing with the schedules.
I've cancelled three reservations in the last two months because it's not much better than it was back in April.
A lot of places decided it's not profitable to reopen buffets. Many likely weren't profitable or even breaking even before covid.
There's a shortage of cars (most rental companies sold off inventory during covid), the supply chain was severely disrupted due to covid and isn't back to normal. Also with high demand there's little reason to offer low prices.
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